chatillion 71M
2262 posts
8/11/2019 9:37 pm
Swirley is gone...

of the first things I wanted replace in condo remodeling project was an old toilet. I named it Swirley because it 2-1/2 gallons flush and took 2 minutes to fill up again. That wasn't the worst part... The worst part was watching the water level rise the rim of the bowl and start swirling it's contents (yes, poop) for 30 seconds before making it's way Mar-a-Lago!

The missus didn't mind it probably because she came from a country where they poop over a hole in the floor. Another complaint I had was the low seat height. Think of Kiddie height for . So, it was agreed new toilet was in the budget.
I got a and of a plumber from the VP of the condo association and his guy wanted $250 and recommended I get a $250 toilet.

Not wanting to $500, I put the project down on 'do list' I had stop place for lunch and a plumber was in the guest spot finishing a conversation before getting of his truck. I asked if he had a set price replace a toilet and he said "$5"
I said "Put me on your schedule for the middle of next week"
The night before, I stopped at The Home Depot and picked up a brand toilet for $190. Chair height and elongated no-slam seat. This is normal by today's standards.

On the appointment day, the plumber called to confirm and showed up on-time. He disconnected the old toilet and carried it in parts for removal. I asked if there was a date of manufacture and he glanced down at the lid shouting back me
Smiling hear that... it was an antique and I was replacing the original toilet that came with the condo.

He worked fast and within 45 minutes the new toilet was installed and caulked to the floor. I paid him for his work and got a quote to do some other repairs after I replace some vanity cabinets.

chatillion 71M
1570 posts
8/11/2019 9:38 pm

Swirley is gone. I have a new fangled toilet that uses 1.28 GPF and fills quickly.
Just to be sure, I gave it a test run within minutes after installation and all went as planned!

chatillion 71M
1570 posts
8/12/2019 9:14 am

I'm working from a cellphone and see lots of typos and omissions to correct later tonight.

chatillion 71M
1570 posts
8/13/2019 3:26 am

Be careful when you wipe. I hear that Poison Ivy stings for a week!

chatillion 71M
1570 posts
8/14/2019 2:55 pm

I always thought it was Sears catalogs...